First posted on #FolkloreThursday.com by zteve t evans, March 9th, 2017
Lake Bala is also known as Llyn Tegid, and in Welsh folklore is known for its legend of having a sunken town beneath its surface. It is situated in Gwynedd, Wales, and the modern day town of Bala lies on its eastern shore. There are two different legends that give different accounts of how the flooding took place. One concerns the spring of Ffynnon Gower or Gower’s Well, and the other involves the wickedness of a prince named Tegid Foel. This article looks at the legend of Tegid Foel.
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